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Ketogenic Diet and Hypoglycemia

Grief had me wide awake at 3 a.m. on Saturday, I was trying to figure out which chores I could cram into the 14 hours before I returned to the land of migraine disability. I had admitted defeat with the ketogenic diet. One more meal was all I had left on the diet; dinner would take me back...

DAO and Diet: Does One Work Without the Other?

The short answer is maybe. The options in order of efficacy: 1. DAO and diet combined, 2. Diet alone, 3. DAO alone. There's a very good chance the enzyme won't be effective unless you also restrict your diet. For me, diamine oxidase (DAO) has been very helpful only in conjunction with a...

Cheating on My Diet and Suffering the Consequences

There's only so much chicken and rice a person can eat. The RPAH/Failsafe diet I've been writing about? I totally blew it on Thursday... and again on Friday. And I'm out of triptans, so I wasn't able to abort the resulting migraine. The resulting migraine that has lasted four days so far. The...

Ketogenic Diet Update: Six Months of Ketosis

Six months into a ketogenic diet is a sort of milestone among dietitians. It's when the body really adjusts to the change—cholesterol settles down and other blood levels that have been out of whack do, too. Here's where I am after six solid months of ketosis. Hypoglycemia My blood sugar has...

Trusting Myself With the Failsafe Diet

Have I lost my mind? This is what I wonder daily when I consider this low amine, low salicylate, and additive-free diet that I'm still on. I mean, seriously. I've severely restricted what I eat based on guidelines from one hospital in Australia, which uses the diet to treat behavior problems in...